Growth through Exposure

Through his involvement with the American Seed Trade Association’s International Executive Committee, Tom Moore’s understanding of the global seed industry grew. Moore is the West Coast production manager for...

Creating Cucumbers

Scott Williams is cucurbit and leafy global breeding lead for Monsanto Vegetable Seeds. We get his take on all things vegetable-related, including the one he’d rather not have on...
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Getting in the Fight: Q&A with Todd Martin

Todd Martin, CEO of Independent Professional Seed Association, shares about challenges for 2018 and fighting for his members. Seed World: What's your favorite book on your shelf? Todd Martin: John Adams...

Finding Common Ground

Manjit Misra, director of Iowa State University’s Seed Science Center, talks to us about his love for the industry he works in and having important conversations. Seed World: What are...

Run for Cover: Cropping Up Better Soil

There’s a revolution growing below us. A group of passionate farmers have been experimenting with complex combinations of cover crop seed species which may significantly influence the future of...
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Looking at Things Differently: Q&A with Dan Hogstad

Dan Hogstad, CEO of NorthStar Genetics, looks at the past of NorthStar and the future of trait licensing. Seed World: What are you currently reading? Dan Hogstad: Currently reading the O’Reilly...
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2013 World Food Prize

2013 World Food Prize Biotech pioneers recognized for landmark efforts to drive “Gene Revolution.” In 1970, Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his lifetime of work dedicated to...

The Art of Throwing Things Away

Mutation is the source of all life. Without mutation, mankind would not exist. Starting from the first unicellular organism, mutation has created all the different plant and animal species...

SIPA Celebrates 4 Years of Success, Best is Yet to Come

Four years ago, 11 founding member companies met at the American Seed Trade Association’s office in Alexandria, Virginia, to lay the foundation of a new industry organization, the Seed...
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Finding the Right Fit

Growing vegetables is a way to grow a more highly managed, higher value crop for Schafer Farms Matt Schafer raises corn, soybeans, seed corn, pickling cucumbers, green beans and some...
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ISF’s Greek Triumph

The ISF World Seed Congress in Greece was a rousing success. Seed World publisher Shawn Brook tells you why. Athens, Greece—home to the Acropolis, birthplace of the marathon and our...

Passing the Baton

For more than a decade, Martin Gruss has carried the Bayer SeedGrowth baton as head. Now, he’s passing the baton to Boualem Saidi, and Seed World finds out what’s...
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Conversing With the Consumer: Q&A with Charlie Arnot

Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, shares the fears of consumers and how the seed industry can better converse with consumers about their food. Seed World: What...
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Corn Conundrum

Corn owes much of its success to plant breeding advances that have increased yields and produced more and better stress-tolerant varieties. But with corn prices lower than they’ve been...
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Plowing Ahead

Dow AgroSciences President and CEO Tim Hassinger shares his perspective on risk. Named president and chief executive officer of Dow AgroSciences May 1, 2014, Tim Hassinger has been plowing ahead....

Homegrown Food and Non-GMO Seed: Q&A with Joe Budreau

With a love for homegrown food, Joe Budreau, a Certified Crop Advisor for Spectrum Seed Technologies, discusses exciting new research and the benefits of working with Non-GMO corn seed. Seed...

Branding Irons for Wheat

Branding has been a staple of agriculture in the American West for generations. Just as branding and branding irons are still an important part of the American West to...
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From Home Office to Beck’s: Q&A with Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson, breeding projects coordinator for Beck’s Hybrids, shares about her experience in Kauai, Hawaii as well as her experiences working at Beck’s. Seed World: Favorite film? Sarah Thompson:'Groundhog Day' is...
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Q&A with Shawn Conley: Coolbeans and Soybeans

University of Wisconsin at Madison’s Shawn Conley shares about the versatility of soybeans and his children’s book Coolbean the Soybean. Seed World: What’s your favorite film? Shawn Conley: My favorite movie...

Competition Means More Choices in India: Q&A with Usha Barwale Zehr

From table tennis to the seed industry, Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company’s (MAHYCO) Director and Chief Technology Officer Usha Barwale Zehr shares why plant breeding innovation is important. Seed World: What...